Zhe Qolden M^i^^^sary
in the Moiy Ministry
Zhe Kevcrend M^nr C^ Krcyling
A. D. 1961
6ur Bd^emer lu* latherati Church
FORDS, NEW JERSEY
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THE REVEREND ARTHUR L. KREYLING
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In Nomine Jesu Christ!
THE ORDER OF VESPERS
THE PRELUDE "Praise The Lord, Ye Heavens Adore Him"
THE HYMN OF PRAISE Lobe den Herren
1. Praise to the Lord, the Ahiiig'hty the King of Creation!
O my soul, praise Him, for He is thy Health and Salvation!
Join the full throng; Wake, harp and psalter and song;
Sound forth in glad adoration !
2. Praise to the Lord, who o'er all things so wondrously reigneth.
AVho as on wings of an eagle, ujilifteth, sustaineth.
Hast thou not seen. How thy desires all have been
Granted in what He ordaineth ?
3. Praise to the Lord, who hath fearfully, wondrously. made thee;
Health hath vouchsafed and, when heedlessly falling, hath stayed thee
What need or grief Ever hath failed of relief?
Wings of His mercy did shade thee.
4. Praise to the Lord, w'ho doth prosper thy work and defend thee.
Who from the heavens the streams of His mercy doth send thee.
Ponder anew, W^hat the Almighty can do.
Who with His love doth befriend thee.
5. Praise to the Lord ! Oh. let all that is in me adore Him !
All that hath life and breath, come now with praises before Him !
Let the Amen, Sound from His people again;
Gladly for aye we adore Him. Amen.
V. O Lord, open Thou my lips.
R. And my mouth sh.all sIkav forth Thy praise.
V. Make haste, O God, to deliver me.
R. Make haste to hel]) me, () Lord.
Glory be to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Ghost :
as it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without
end. Amen. Hallelujah.
THE PSALMODY Psalm 138
1 will i)raise Thee with my \\h()le heart, before the gods will I sing
])raise unto Thee.
I will worship toward Thy hoi}' Temple, and praise Thy Name for
Thy loving kindness and for Thy truth, for Thou hast magnified
Thy Word above all Thy Name.
In the day when I cried Thou answeredst me. and strengthened me
with strength in my soul.
All the kings of the earth will praise Thee. O Lord, when they hear
the words of my mouth.
Yea. they shall sing in the ways of the Lord, for great is the glory of
Though the Lord be high, yet hath He respect unto the lowly. Init the
])roud He knoweth afar off.
Though I walk in the midst of trouble Thou wilt revive me ; Thou
shall stretch forth
Thy hand against the wrath of mine enemies, and Thy right hand
shall save me.
The Lord will perfect that which concerneth me. Thy mercy. O Lord,
endureth forever ; forsake not the work of Thine own hands.
Glory be to the Father, and to the Son. and to the Holy Ghost as it
was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, w^orld without end.
THE CHORAL SELECTION
"Rise Crowned With Light"
THE LESSONS — Isaiah 52:7-10
R. Thanks be to Thee, O Lord
R. Thanks be to Thee, O Lord
THE OFFICE HYMN - Text By John Theodore Mueller, 1954
L Precious Savior, praise and glory
Now we render Thee
For Thy servant's full and blessed
2. Dearest Father, by Thy mercy
He served faithfully.
Teaching us the way to heaven
And to Thee.
Henry W. Baker
3. Holy Spirit. Thou has ke]:)t him
By Thy quickening" power.
Sanctified in life and doctrine.
To this hour.
4. God of grace, from age to ages,
Guard him as Thine own.
Till with him we all adore Thee
At Thy throne. -
THE CHORAL SELECTION - "I Sing As I Arise" Clockey
V. Let my prayers be set before Thee as incense:
R. And the lifting up of my hands as the evening sacrifice.
THE NUNC DIMITTIS
Lord, now lettest Thou Thy servant depart in peace :
according to Thy Word ;
For mine eyes have seen Th}^ Salvation : Avhich Thou hast prepared
before the face of all people ;
A light to lighten the Gentiles; and the Glory of Thy people Israel.
Glory be to the Father and to the Son ; and to the Holy Ghost ; As it
was in the beginning, is now% and ever shall be : world without end.
Lord, have mercy upon us.
Christ, have mercy upon us.
Lord, have mercy upon us.
THE OUR FATHER
V. The Lord be v^^ith you.
R. And with thy spirit.
V. Bless we the Lord.
R. Thanks be to God.
THE APOSTOLIC BENEDICTION
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THE HYMN OF TRUST
"All Depends On Our Possessing" Author unknown, ca. 1673
1. All depends on our possessing
God's abundant grace and blessing,
Though all earthly wealth depart.
He who trusts with faith unshaken
In his God is not forsaken
And e'er keeps a dauntless heart.
2. He who hitherto hath fed me
And to many joys hath led me,
Is and ever shall be mine.
He who did so gently school me.
He who still doth guide and rule me.
Will remain my Help divine.
3. Well He knows what best to grant me ;
All the longing hopes that haunt me,
Joy and sorrow, have their day.
I shall doubt His wisdom never,
As God wills, so be it ever,
I to Him commit my way.
POSTLUDE - "The Lord Is Good" Chr. Tye.
THE PREACHER - The Rev. Herman Rippe, D.D., Honorary President of The Atlantic
District of The Lutheran Church - Mo. Synod, and pastor of Trinity
Lutheran Church, Long Island City, N. Y.
THE LITURGISTS - The Rev. Eldon R. Stohs, pastor of Our Redeemer Lutheran
Church, Fords, N. J.
The Reverend Walter Reuning, Second Vice-President of The
Atlantic District of The Lutheran Church - Mo. Synod, and
pastor of Redeemer Lutheran Church, Westfield, N. J.
THE ORGANIST-CHOIRMASTER - Mr. Eddie A. Jacobsen
THE ASSISTANT ORGANIST - Miss Barbara Fritsche
An Anniversary Luncheon will follow immediatel}- in the auditorium
of Lutheran Education Center.
THE FIFTIETH ANNIVERSARY OF ORDINATION
INTO THE HOLY MINISTRY
THE REVEREND ARTHUR L. KREYLING
1911 - 1961
The Reverend Arthur L. KreyHng' was born in St. Louis, Missouri on
July 18, 1889, the son of Christian and Bertha Kreyling. He was bap-
tized in Mt. Calvary Lutheran Church and his early schooling was re-
ceived in Mt. Calvary Lutheran Day School. His training- for the holy
ministry was received at St. John College, \\'infield, Kansas where he
enrolled in the high school department in the fall of 1902. Graduating
from the Junior College at St. John in 1908, he enrolled at Concordia
Seminary, St. Louis, Missouri in the fall of that year. Upon graduation
from Concordia Seminar}' in the spring of 1911. Pastor Kreyling re-
ceived his first call into the holy ministry as home missionary to Chicka-
sha, Oklahoma. On July 2, 1911 he was ordained into the holy ministry
and installed as missionary to Chickasha by The Reverend Richard Jesse
at his home church. Mount Calvary, St. Louis. At Chickasha. Pastor
Kreyling developed and organized St. Paul Lutheran Church, which to-
day is kno\\'n as First Lutheran. In 1914. he accejited a call to Tmmanuel
Lutheran, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, \\diile at Tmmanuel the Army and
Navy Commission of The Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod called
Pastor Kreyling as civilian chaplain to Cam]) Meade, Maryland, serving
several other cam])s in the Baltimore area fluring this time.
In 1919. Pastor Kreyling was called to be the English and associate
pastor at Our Savior's Lutheran Church. Perth Amboy, to assist The
Reverend \'illads 1>. Sko\' with the ministry to the l^nglish sj^eaking
peo]:)le. as well as, to develo]) the mission in ^^)rds, which was slill only
a Sunday School.
On August 8, 1919 Pastor Kreyling was installed as associate pastor
at Our Savior's Lutheran Church, Perth Ambov. by The Reverend
Villads B. Skov.
For a number of years Pastor Kreyling- divided his time between the
two churches, conducting- the Sunday School in Fords on Sunday after-
noons and holding worship services in the evening. On September 20th,
1919 Pastor Kreyling preached his first sermon in the old church which
now serves as town library and Fords Women's Club headquarters in
By 1921. Pastor Kreyling was called as pastor to Our Redeemer's
Evangelical Church, and in April of 1921, he was installed as pastor by
The Reverend F. G. Schumm, visitor of the English District. The in-
stallation sermon was preached by The Reverend T. Keyl, pastor of
St. Matthew's Lutheran Church, Newark, N. J.
Under the blessing of God and the energetic labors of Pastor Krey-
ling, the old church was replaced in 1940 when the present church was
dedicated. It was during his ministry that the Ladies Aid. the Walther
League, the Choirs, the Priscilla Missionary Circle and the Men's Club
During World War II, Pastor Kreyling ser\ ed six years as civilian
chaplain at Fort Monmouth, N. J., holding services there every Thurs-
day evening. In addition, he also held German services there for the
German war prisoners.
The Reverend Arthur L. Kreyling and Florence Tacke of St. Louis,
Mo., were united in marriage on June 21, 1913. The Lord blessed their
marriage with four children - Mrs. \\'illiam Ellis of Baltimore, Mary-
land; Mrs. Carl Madsen of Somerville, N. J.; Arthur R. of Plainfield,
N. J. ; The Reverend Paul C, missionary in Niigata, Japan. There are
fifteen grandchildren, includinsT a set of twins.
We must make mention of a special interest of Pastor Kreyling Avhich
took shape already during- the early ministry at Our Redeemer. In the
'20's he started studying in greater detail the construction of Solomon's
Temple and its symbolical meanings. During the years, he added to his
model of the Temple. He became widely known as an authority on the
Temple, and as a result, he extensively toured the state of Kansas, the
area about Chicago, as well as the East Coast. Pastor Kreyling still at
times takes speaking engagements, explaining the construction and the
symbolism of the Temple.
Completing thirty-seven years of faithful labor in Christ's vineyard at
Our Redeemer Lutheran Church, Pastor Kreyling preached his retire-
ment sermon on July 29th, 1956. Since his retirement, he has served as
vacancy pastor in a number of churches in New Jersey and Pennsyl-
vania. Since September of 1958, he has ser\ ed as assistant pastor at Re-
deemer Lutheran Church in Westfield, N. J.